Go Green, Donate your Stuff and Save on Taxes
Created 9/16/2010 9:02:22 AM 
Whether you're replacing your office windows or swapping out your office furniture for something new, always check to see if there is a charity that needs your stuff. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing it's not just rotting away in the dump and increasing the load on our overcrowded landfills; but it's going to help local charities repair homes, furnish non-profit offices, and other tasks.
How to Travel Without Ruining the Planet
Created 4/21/2010 8:24:03 AM 
 Travel is a time to let go, unwind, indulge, or explore. All good things, but that doesn't have to mean a vacation from your otherwise squeaky-clean, environmentally responsible habits. Travel is one of the more wasteful industries—just think of all those single-use bottles of moisturizer, the carbon cost of transatlantic flights, the rented cars—taking measurable tolls on the planet. Each additional 10 pounds per traveler, for example, requires an extra 350 million gallons of jet fuel each year. That's enough to keep a 747 jet flying continuously for 10 years!
How to Store Energy in Shipping Containers
Created 12/11/2009 8:03:11 AM 
To harvest the full yield available from intermittent sources of energy like wind and solar, Cheap storage is needed. A lot of research dollars are going into building a variety of storage options for renewable energy to extend their contribution to the grid. We have too much wind at night and too much solar in the day: but seldom overlapping in any one region.
Upcycle your Broken Windshield
Created 12/9/2009 8:08:59 AM 
Windshields take a lot of landfill space. And new glass manufacturing contributes to global warming. New glass requires energy and transportation-intensive mining. Manufacturing new glass uses intense heat in an already warming climate. Recycling windshields saves valuable and declining landfill space, releases zero CO2 and cuts the carbon footprint.
Inexpensive Wind Turbine for your Home
Created 9/30/2009 8:43:01 AM 
Wind turbine conjures up the image of three-rotor design on hill-tops and, increasingly, out to sea. These machines work well in high wind speeds and relatively smooth airflows: the technology matches the conditions where they are sited. The remoteness of these locations has allowed ever larger turbines to be built, generating significant amounts of electricity.
How to Find Green Jobs in Recession Times
Created 3/11/2009 8:27:00 AM 
Are you looking for a green job and wondering where they are? While everybody is looking at the usual sectors such as solar and wind companies with tons of applications, you might fair better in unexpected sectors. In these turmoil times, “green jobs” has become one of the hottest phrases. President Obama promised 5 million new green jobs as part of his stimulus plans. States across the USA, from Indiana to Washington, are considering bills to develop more green jobs.
How to benefit from the Green Stimulus Plan
Created 2/20/2009 8:09:10 AM 
At least $8 Billion USD is designed to help homeowners add insulation, replace windows and get better appliances. If you want to green-up your home - and get the government to pay for part of the bill - now it's the time to do it, thanks to the stimulus plan.
Top Green Trends to Watch in 2009
Created 1/16/2009 8:35:39 AM 
This year is unlike any in the history of our planet. We're seeing a crazy whirlwind of issues The economy is in full depression and the average people is losing with it. Unemployment is rampant and businesses are closing by the thousands. Going green is not going away, on the contrary; but the various trends within the green business movement will change direction, creating opportunities for new products and new businesses. Looking forward, here are five green trends that smart entrepreneurs can capitalize and make money while making a difference.
Cashing In on Obama's Green Plan
Created 11/24/2008 7:44:27 AM 
The President elect brief rundown of his economic recovery plan to create 2.5 million jobs include the following statements "...building wind farms and solar panels, fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technology that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead...That is the chance our new beginning now offers us, and that is the challenge we must rise to in the days to come."
The Wave of the Future
Created 8/22/2008 8:36:02 AM 
Wave power refers to the energy of ocean surface waves and the capture of that energy to do useful work — including electricity generation, desalination, and the pumping of water into reservoirs. Wave energy will be part of the renewable energy mix. It’s not going to take over from wind, but it does have certain advantages. Waves are continuous; wind stops. Waves are predictable; wind isn’t. Water is much denser than air, so the amount of energy you can generate is potentially much greater.


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